November 25, 2015

Fox sparrow

We tend to get these birds passing through in the spring and for a short time in the fall.
They are a large, heavily streaked sparrow.
Taken through the living room window.

Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow fossils from the Pleistocene (about 11,000 years ago) have been found in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and at the La Brea tar pits in California.

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